When they misgendered you at your memorial. — Let’s Queer Things Up!
“When a transgender person commits suicide, it’s almost always murder in slow motion.”
(Click ‘Read-more’ for my comments on the above article).
November 20th is Transgendered Day of Remembrance (#TDoR). We honour and remember those who have been murdered as a direct result of hate crimes committed against transgender and gender-diverse people.
I would also like to pay my respects to other transgender and gender-diverse people gone too soon not only through homicide, but in incidents of domestic violence, and those who died by suicide. As a speaker at the memorial this evening noted, we do not know how many transgender suicides occur, as we do not know how many transgender people there are.
I don’t know Sam, and I never knew Cris. These are names of people who live an ocean away. But I stumbled across this post a week or two ago via ‘discover’ and I was in tears as I read it.
“When he refers to you as a son, your mother — in a moment more powerful than my words can hold — adamantly corrects him.
“My child,” she says.”
I pray that I will live to see the day when no human life requires a disclaimer.